The cruise is officially over. I am home, unpacked, and slept in my own bed last night. It felt wonderful!
The trip was yet another opportunity to fine tune my desires; understand exactly what my path is; where I want it to go; what is necessary and what isn’t; the depth and breadth of my abilities and my commitment to be of service; and lastly, the expression in which I will move forward. I am happy. No. I am more than happy. Within me is a peace I am fortunate enough to reacquaint myself with and a joy that uplifts beyond measure.
As I embarked on this latest magical journey I was filled with expectation. I was seeking a deeper clarity because, in essence, I felt stuck energetically. It was astounding to me that in being so determined to ferret out what was so ‘wrong’ with me and/or my direction regarding this ‘stuck’ feeling, I found out in tangible, powerful ways, what was so ‘right’ about me in regard to the work that I do. It was deeply freeing. I suppose that is the resulting sensation when one gives Self the permission to unabashedly ‘be’.
For the longest time I have wanted to expand in specific areas and I found that this is exactly what I am meant to do. Some things cannot be denied. It wasn’t enough for the Universe to move mountains to give me the clarity in the form of an epiphany accompanied by a strong resonation that moved me to tears, it also moved the mountain, which was me, in effortless ways to give me the evidence that I can move mountains on my own just as easily. What a profound reminder!
I was eager to get what I believed I needed on this cruise—clarity, certainty, and direction. The Council of 12 showed me once again how backward we tend to think, feel and live sometimes. I did ‘get’ what I was seeking and it came from unexpected sources. It came from the opportunities that came my way to ‘give’. It was in the giving that my permission surfaced. It was in the giving that a power was finally, blessedly and unapologetically unleashed. It was in the giving to others that I gave to myself and realized that it is in that giving the floodgates open, the answers come, the permissions are granted and love restores.
New trails await to be forged – and I am ready. ~ Ara Parisien, International Medium & Spiritual Teacher